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Today at 12:30 P.M. this message comes out from Columbus, Indiana. We are having a small snow storm in our area. I'm not sure of the accumulation per the weather reports, but we just came from town where McDonalds and many other stores are open. Yet, Wal-Mart is closed for no apparent reason, unless its weather related. I went up to Sam's Club yesterday January 1 at around 4:00 and they were closed.(maybe for hoilday) Has anyone been in town in other parts that have encountered Wal-Mart or Sams Club closings. Mike

-- flierdude (mkessler0101@sprynet.com), January 02, 1999


Yep! I went to Sierra Market and they were closed on Jan 1. Go figger! I also went to Vern's to get my cigars, they were open but didn't have MY cigars. Go figger again!

-- Mark Hillyard (foster@inreach.com), January 02, 1999.

Just checked with them and they said the reason for the Jan 1 closure was due to a New Years Rollover...party.

-- Mark Hillyard (foster@inreach.com), January 02, 1999.

In Iowa, the snowfall is significant (several inches already, more falling). The malls in the area are closed and travel is definitely not advised.

Yesterday, as the storm began, we had the great pleasure of watching local news reports of how everyone was flocking to local stores for supplies to prepare. Shelves were being emptied of essential goods. Mrs. Rimmer and I smiled at each other. Our past several months of hard preparation meant we didn't have to do anything at all yesterday as the storm approach. We had food, water, wood/heat, etc. enough to survive several such storms and no standing in longs lines. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow....

-- Arnie Rimmer (Arnie_Rimmer@usa.net), January 02, 1999.

I just got back from Wal-Mart. We're in a snowstorm here in MO too, but I had to go, luckily I have 4-wheel drive. My biggest problem was trying to push the cart through snow in parking lot; got stuck.

-- gilda jessie (jess@listbot.com), January 02, 1999.

Arnie, I agree with you. We are in Iowa as well and other than running short of fresh milk (we seem to drink a lot more when we are stuck in the house), we didn't have to go out and get anything from the grocery store. We resolved the milk shortage by mixing up some dry milk from our stores and mixing it with the fresh we had left. No problem. We did have a pouty teen-age daughter since we wouldn't let her go to work for the past 3 days. And we have to check on the animals more frequently, but that is part of living on a farm.

-- beckie (sunshine_horses@yahoo.com), January 02, 1999.

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